BOLLYWOOD actor Twinkle Khanna met Malala Yousafzai at the Oxford University while promoting her husband Akshay Kumar’s upcoming movie ‘PadMan’.
The two ladies posed with other students and faculty members of the prestigious university while holding sanitary pads.
While media interaction, the Pakistani women’s activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner praised the movie theme which revolves around menstrual awareness and women hygiene. Malala said that PadMan has an inspiring message.
She said, I’m really excited to see the film PadMan… because the message behind the film is truly inspiring.”
Twinkle also spoke to the Oxford students in her speech. She complained that Indian school girls in villages have to sit with a rag cloth or a rolled up sock or even wadded up newspaper between their legs. “Pads are still seen as a luxury item. It is odd that pads are taxed at 12 percent in India but brooms are tax free,” she resented.
PadMan is Twinkle’s maiden production. It stars Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte.
The movie release was postponed due to clashing dates with Padmaavat. PadMan will now release on February 9, 2018.